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Psychology and Child Development Newsletter

PSYCD Newsletter 2019


Chair Jasna Jovanovic Thumbnail Image

Message from the Chair

From student research to study abroad experiences, we're excited to share some of this year's highlights from the Psychology and Child Development Department!

Read Department Chair Jasna Jovanovic's message

Shawn Burn

Reflections from Retiring Faculty

In her 30 years at Cal Poly, Shawn Burn has taught many classes and conducted and published research on a variety of topics.

Read more about Shawn Burn and her work at Cal Poly

Preschool Music Center




Preschool Learning Lab Gets New Music Center

The Preschool Learning Lab dedicated an area of the playground to be used for a new music area for the children.

Read more about the new music center

Lives Well Lived

Students and Faculty Engage in Service Learning

During fall 2018, Sara Bartlett’s Psychology of Aging class engaged in a service-learning project called the Lives Well Lived Project.

Read more about Lives Well Lived and other service learning proejcts

Brooke Sasia




Psychological Science Scholarship Recipient Q&A

Get to know Brooke Sasia, this year's Psychological Science Scholarship recipient.  

Read about Brooke Sasia

Jay Ramirez

Grad Student Spotlight

Get to know Jay Ramirez, a student in the Master of Science in Psychology program, who will graduate this spring.

Read more about Jay Ramirez

Kendra Cornell-Rath studying abroad

Students Share Their Learn by Doing Experiences in Study Abroad

From Italy to New Zealand, psychology and child development students have traveled to amazing places for study abroad.

Read more about study abroad experiences

Bennion travel group




Student Research 

Students in the Psychology and Child Development Department presented their research at conferences throughout the country.

Read more about student research

Fran McIntyre

Alumni Spotlight

Get to know alumna Fran McIntyre-Dalmau.

Read more about Fran McIntyre-Dalmau

Where are they now

Where Are They Now?

Catch up with psychology and child development alumni in their years since graduation.   

Read more about where alumni are now

Emma Cohen

Graduate School Bound

Find out which psychology and child development students are continuing their education in graduate school. 

Read more about students heading to graduate school

PSYCD after graduation

Plans After Graduation

Find out where these seniors in psychology and child development are heading after graduation!  

Read more about seniors' plans for life after Cal Poly

Kelly Bennion

Faculty Research and Recognition

Join us in recognizing our faculty for their recent research and accomplishments.

Read more about faculty achievements


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